3 Greatest Wide Receivers in Tennessee History

Robert Meachem totaled 2,140 receiving yards in three seasons.
Robert Meachem totaled 2,140 receiving yards in three seasons. | Scott Halleran/Getty Images

The Tennessee Volunteers athletics program has sported some elite level college athletes. Their football program is no exception, with many tremendous players going through Knoxville. These are the three greatest wide receivers in Tennessee football program history.

3. Marcus Nash, 1994-97

While less of a big-play threat than other receivers on the list, Marcus Nash was a fantastic receiver for Tennessee and Peyton Manning. Nash is second all-time in receiving yards (2,447) and receptions (177). He was also able to find the end zone 20 times. Nash's best season came in 1997, totaling 76 receptions for 1,170 yards and 13 touchdowns.

2. Robert Meachem, 2004-06

Robert Meachem may be the most notable wide receiver to come out of the Tennessee program. During his three years as a Volunteer, Meachem totaled 2,140 receiving yards, which is fifth all-time. He did this on 125 receptions, which is good for a 17.1-yard average per catch. Meachem finished his three seasons with 17 touchdowns, 11 coming in his Junior year. He also still holds the school record for most receiving yards in a season with 1,298 in 2006.

1. Joey Kent, 1993-96

Joey Kent had the pleasure of playing with the great Manning, which helped him rack up the stats he did. Kent is the all-time Tennessee leader in receiving yards (2,814), receptions (183) and receiving touchdowns (25). This would be good enough for him to be a second-round pick in the NFL Draft to the Tennessee Oilers.

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